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and those well grounded. for what's around this corner... and the next. there's cash flow options from pnc. solutions to help businesses like yours accelerate receivables, manage payments, and help ensure access to credit. because we know how important cash flow is to reaching your goals. pnc bank. for the achiever in you. >> announcer: this is breaking news on news 4 at 11:00. >> tonight, five people have been shot on north capitol street in northwest d.c. >> several roads have been shut down as police comb the scene
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for clues and the suspects. shomari stone is live on the scene. >> reporter: right now, we're here at northwest and north capitol street. moments ago, i received an update from the captain. basically shs he's saying five people have been shot. four are men. we have one woman. one is in critical condition. let me move out the way real quick and you can see that there's a crime scene van that arrived here a short time ago. basically, we're hering that this group was on the 1300 block. they were outside. all of the sudden, several shots were fired. four people were hit. one was grazed. and basically, right now, police are trying to figure out if this was random because around a block away they say there was another group of people and they were firing guns. and they're trying to figure out if they intentionally hit these people or were they just shooting up in the air and the bullets hit the vick imthes. one thing is clear. this is an active scene and a woman trying to get home has to
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wait. >> i'm kind of scared because it's in my neighborhood. i'm trying to get home and i'm worried. i just want to go to my house. >> reporter: back out here live, you can see police are out here searching for a group of suspects. right now, we're also hearing that there was a hooting here around a week ago. that's what a lot of residents are telling me. we're trying to see if there was a connection from a shooting that happened here a week ago. >> a tragic ending to the search for a missing boater in charles county. a 29-year-old man drowned in trinity lake west of mechanicsville. he was reportedly out fishing when he fell into the lake about 5:30. investigators say the victim did not know how to swim. hec
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hefgts he was a member of the ammish community. >> figrefighters pulled three people from a burning apartment. one of the victims was a four-month-old baby. investigators say that fire started on a ground-level apartment and then the flames quickly spread. no one was injured. >> tonight, the sole survivor of a fiery crash in chevy chase was convicted on two misdemeanor charges. prosecutors say that rico richardson and three friends took a stolen car on a joyride back in march. the car crashed and burst into flames killing everyone inside but richardson. richardson's family has filed a $10 million civil suit against the department. >> some bars are be staying open until 4:00 in the morning. it's part of a new plan to
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generate extra toll lars from revenue from alcohol sales for the city. but not everyone thinks that's a good idea. >> hey, jim. a lot of city officials were probably hoping that this weekend they would start seeing the cash to start flowing in. but it looks like it's going to be more of a soft open this weekend. this columbus day weekend will be the first run of a new licy that allows 42 bars and restaurants in the district to keep the drinks flowing until 4:00 a.m. on holidays. the extended hours will only take place before federal and district holidays. lima lounge is already open until 3:00 a.m. on weekends but has to stop serving alcohol at 2:00. people coming out at 1:00, 2:00 in the morning, it's not that much longer. >> they won't be going until 4:00 a.m. this time around. >> columbus day is a less of a
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holiday. that was the consensus for most of the places we stopped by tonight. this will help d.c. compete with other major cities. >> it's been a sleepy town. so anything to maybe spice up the night life, i think it helps businesses, so i think it's a good thing. >> but metro is not in on this deal. it's not going to stay open later on these holidays. >> bad idea. more drinking, more accidents. >> anita bazel is of the school of thought that no matter the money, this has bad written all over it. >> you have to wait to find parking. as far as sleeping, you have to hear all of this noise and people being loud. >> reporter: starting next year, places are not only going to be able to stay open 4:00 a.m., but they'll have the ability to stay open 24 hours a time on weekends
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like new years. for now, we'll try to hunker down and help these crowds have a good week en. >> there's growing concern about that meningitis outbreak. five people have died, including a patient in virginia and one in maryland. there's a massive effort underway to notify thousands of patients who received steroid shots for back pain. only certain facilities received the batch of medicine that's believed to be con tam nated. so far, they've all originate fed from the southwestern part of that state. >> the nation's unemployment rate dipped below 8% for the first time since president obama took office. the unemployment rate is pushed to 7.8%. the president touted the numbers as a step in the right
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direction. he was in virginia this afternoon speaking before a crowd at george mason university. >> today's news should give us some encouragement. it shouldn't be an excuse for the other side to try to talk down the economy. just to try to score a few political points. >> mitt romney argued that the numbers disguised the fact that people have actually stopped looking for work. this morning, he campaigned in southwest virginia before going to florida where he criticized the president for failing to get specific on job growth. >> he's got a chance to explain his jobs program. did you hear what he had to say? i didn't either. [ laughter ] i heard more of the same. >> mitt romney will spend more of the next three days in
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florida. >> well, now we know the washington nationals finally got some answers tonight. they finally know where they're going and whole they'll face in the playoffs. carol? >> reporter: hey, doreen, the first post-season for washington, d.c. in 79 years will be in sant lewis. the cardinals had to win in atlanta tonight. taken to turner field. braves fans showing some love for chipper jones. top 6, cards up 3-2. holiday unloads this pitch. makes it a solo shot to left. cardinals win the first-ever kield card game 6-p. they break out the champagne. their celebration will soon be over. both day games, the first one sunday, at 3:00 p.m. which is right in the middle of the redskins game.
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the nats first home game will be on wednesday. nationals face the cardinals seven times the regular season. they've won four of them. two of those losses came just last week. guys, that is well known as one of the toughest places to play in the major leagues. >> thanks, carol. some high school football fans got, boy, what a surprise they got in ash burn, virginia tonight. skins quarterback robert griffin, iii showed up at the game. students showed us pictures of rg3 getting pinked as the school showed its support for breast cancer awareness. the nfl often participates. >> prince george's county are also ruling out an awareness effort. they'll be using an engine that's been outfitted with a
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special pink covering. many firefighters will wear pink gear to raise money in the fight against the disease. >> d.c. mayor gray dismissed rumors today that he won't run again. >> a >>. >> reporter: are you going to run again? >> i'm not even half way through my term at this point. >> mayor gray and at least one city council member strongly disputed the assertion. a prelim nation investigation blanls fire. nicholas ivy was killed in tuesday's shooting. a second border patrol agent was shot. the shooting has reignited a
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national, political debate over border security. the pain at the gas pump is getting worse by the hour on the west coast. prices jumped 20 cents over night there. regular gas costs more than $5 per gallon. the average price is up 36 cents in a week to $4.49 a gallon. that's 67 cents more than drivers in california were paying this time last year. there's also a gas shortage at some stations. a fire and a power outage being blamed for the high prices. >> a dog walker attacked in the disz trikt. the one thing she's desperate to get back. >> starbucks said to be running low on a key ingredient for one of their seasonal faif rilts. >> how about our seasonal weather? >> well, today's weather got
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whoa, what a crash landing for a burglar at a massachusetts lan dro mat last night. he fell right through the ceiling tiles. he hit a laundry cart on the way to the floor. the man and a female accomplice
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picked a lock at a nearby office to get in. but they didn't notice the camera and made no attempt to cover their faces. police hope somebody will recognize this pair and come forward. >> this video of a violent collision has just been released. it's prompting changes to an intersection in new hampshire. it happened last month. everyone involved walked away with only minor injuries. town officials in pelham, new hampshire say they're going to redesign that intersection. more than 30 crashes have been reported there in the last four years. >> the search is under way for a missing dog after his walker says she was attacked. beth kindler was walking murray and her other dogs. the man started yelling claiming murray bit him. the dog escaped from his collar. the man grabbed her and started
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touching her inappropriately. >> he kept asking how i am. i said i'm fine. don't worry about me. i want to find murray. that's all i care about. >> police are still looking for the jogger. they set up a facebook page to try to bring the dog home. go to and search find murray. >> some controversial ads at several subway stops. the ads suggest radical islamic savages. a judge ruled today that metro must comply by monday night. those ads will be displayed in various stations. to the future of metro and
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its new 800 milli$800 million f new train cars. it's complete with l.e.d. screens and new safety features. 400 new cars will replace some that have been in service since 1976. those new cars should be ready to go by next year. >> now, fear of a pumpkin spice la day. according to the wall street journal, we've gotten several reports that some barista have to tell customers they're out of pumpkin spice. >> glad i haven't gotten hooked on that one. >> it's yet another vice. but -- well, by sunday, we're all going to want a warm beverage, aren't we? >> we sure will. come up with something by then, right? maybe some pumpkin tea. but i think over the week, we've
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gotten hooked on the warm weather. our temperatures have been really nice. upper 70s to around 80 degrees. today was one of those rare times where we had the warmth and the sunshine. it was so pretty. did you see the sunset? >> i saw it. i saw the picture of it that you showed earlier. >> exactly. so if you missed it, here it is. it was absolutely gorgeous we got up to a high of 83 degrees. again, most of this week, we've had the warmth. but, today, it was just so pretty. and, above the average high of 72 degrees. now we're going to be moving into this pattern where over the next few days, our temperatures are going to be below average. 69 degrees is the current temperature. the wind out of the south at 12
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miles per hour, currently. and it's headed on down. why? well, again, we've got a clear sky. we're seeing the mercury drop. we're going to see some chilly air coming in with a cold front. a mighty strong cold front. so that's the first time you'll notice that change coming. so throughout the day on saturday, it's not going to be a big change coming just yet. when this front comes through, with some rain, you'll notice a 10-150 degrees drop in the mercury. so, again, saturday night, some chilly air. here we are for tomorrow morning dropping to 55 degrees and around mt. airy. down south, around fredericksburg, starting out at around 59 degrees. that really is about seasonal for this area.
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here's what's going to happen. we've got that cold front springing areas to the west. it's not going to have as much rain with it. we'll see a few showers with a 30% chance of a few scattered showers. the main thing with that front is the colder air that will be coming in. and then on sunday, tracking the low pressure that will be making its way northward. there will be some scattered showers around on sunday afternoon and then a little bit more rain coming in cold. 37 frederick, 38 in gaithersburg starting out on monday. so we've got a great start to the day tomorrow. most of saturday, not bad. we'll be in the 70s. take a look at this 7-day forecast. 55 the
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>> announcer: this is the xfinity sports desk brought to you by xfinity. your home for the most live sports. >> the operative word being "former world champ yoen." >> we ain't scared of them. >> okay. this may be the nats here. that's nattitude. nobody has ever had to go through this. waiting for a wild card game to find out who they're going to
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play and what they're going to play on. a close watch on the cardinal's and braves game. first wild card game in major league history. bottom two, pick it up, we're scoreless. ross getting ahold of this one. a two-run shot to left. so the braves jump out 2-0. and they were pumped. good times wouldn't last for atlanta. top six, matt haladay with a homer to left. and the play everybody's talking about right here, guys. bottom of the eight. cardinals, no one. the umps called an in-field fly rule. they threw bottle as and cans on the field. bottom line, last chance, ends
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the game. cardinals pick up the win. but the best team in baseball awaits. here's the schedule so far. the first two games are at bush stadium. both day games. the first one should tipoff right in the middle of the redskins sfirs quarter. nats finally back home on wednesday. home game start times are still to be determine. >> j.j.hardy lines passed second baseman. coming onto squoer, orioles have 1-0. it is 2-1. 2-1 os, nate mccloud, again. mccloud slices it to left. and, right now, the orioles are
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leading 3-1. maryland head coach randy etzel taking in second quarter, good council up 7-3. and looking for more, barrelling up the middle, 16 yards, 13-13, fall ccons at the half. 42 yards. 13-10. late fourth quarter, the chance to tie but the snap is botched. the falcons hang onto win, 13-10
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we leave you tonight with an incredible rescue up in new york. there's surveillance video that shows a 77-year-old driver accelerate backwards into a group of people. a woman and her two grandchildren were pinned under that car. but, then, more than a dozen good samaritans who saw it all happen rushed over and lifted up the vehicle and pulled them all out of there. my goodness. all three were taken to the
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hospital with cuts and broken bones. we are told that they are going to be okay. probably in large part because of the quick action of all of those people that happened to be just standing by. the man who was driving that car was 77 years old. he says that he thought he hit the break and not the gas. and that's how it happened.
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